I probably had a few of you wondering about the seatpost I mentioned before this past weekend. It’s a Moxey suspension post that was way ahead of its time. The elastomer has dampening qualities that keep the post from springing back too fast. It has 3 inches of travel. The company stopped making this post when Cane Creek obtained Thudbuster and threatened a lawsuit on Moxey. That was way back in 2000. This post is almost 10 years old.
Sunday I rode it to a hard fought victory in the SS category at Cedro’s Greatest Hits…the New Mexico State Championship. That course was AWESOME! Super rocky with hundreds of ledgy drops. I love that stuff and it really amps me when I ride that stuff for the first time in a race and I’m able to rally well enough to stay at the front. The climbs were almost just as rocky. The seatpost saved me many times.
I ran a 2.55 weir wolf up front with less than 25 psi. I had 25 in it at the start, but not long after the first descent, I punched a hole in it and it took a while for it to seal. So I’m guessing I finished with about 20 psi. I ran a Nevegal in the rear with about 30 psi. Both hooked up like velcro. I was pleased.
Jenn made the mistake of racing her SS in the geared category, finishing 4th….just out of the money. They actually had a SS women’s race… with prize money. There was a really long meadow descent that had the SS’rs spinning their brains out and tucking through the entire thing. Sucked. Other than that, the course was great.